Drop test battle features the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge vs. the Apple iPhone 6

Drop test battle features the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge vs. the Apple iPhone 6
Nothing ruins a smartphone owner's day more than accidentally dropping his handset onto a hard surface. The first thing you worry about is the screen. Did it crack? Will it still track your finger? If you dropped the phone on its back, you might be concerned with scratches on your camera. Of course, dropping your pride and joy could also leave permanent scars on the casing of the device. And every time you take a glance at the damage, your emotions instantly transport you back to that moment when gravity replaced your grip and your phone started tumbling to earth.

Two flagship handsets squared off in a new drop test. The Samsung Galaxy S6 edge and the Apple iPhone 6 compete to see which model will hold up best for a klutzy owner. The first test is a waist-high drop that simulates a fall from the side pocket on a pair of pants. From this height, both devices held up well with some scratches on the edge of the two handsets.

The second test was done from head height to simulate a user dropping his handset while on a call. The iPhone 6 held up extremely well with nary a mark or nick on the device. While the Galaxy S6 edge managed to avoid damage to the screen, some marks were visible by the home button and along the edge of the unit.

Next up for the two flagship models was a ten-foot drop test. Would this be the fall that finally does in the iPhone 6 and the Galaxy S6 edge? The sapphire glass camera on the iPhone 6 was fatally damaged by the drop while the Galaxy S6 survived with all of its glass intact. It wasn't until the face down waist high drop test that the screen on the iPhone 6 finally gave in (although it was still useable). The Galaxy S6 edge suffered a small scratch on its screen after the head high face down drop. By the end of the video, both phones had severely cracked screens.

Click on the video below if you want to cringe at the sight of two great looking phones taking it on the chin repeatedly.

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source: EverythingApplePro

Related phones

Galaxy S6 edge
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2600 mAh(26h talk time)
iPhone 6
  • Display 4.7" 750 x 1334 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A8, Dual-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 1810 mAh(14h 3G talk time)



1. Technobri

Posts: 84; Member since: Dec 10, 2012

This was a very good test. Showing legit proof that the iPhone screen can't last as long as the galaxy.. The edges seem to protect the screen of the galaxy edge... This is what I've been noticing throughout many drop tests... The same thing cannot be said for the standard galaxy 6.. So your actually getting some extra protection when you spend those extra hundred dollars

6. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

I think the standard s6 will be better than the edge with this kind of test.. As seen on the video, the rear glass holds up really well. The aluminum is raised a tad higher that the glass to absorb impacts so the standard s6 will be tougher with front and rear flat glasses. and the edges might also be the culprit for the poor performance of s6 edge at bend test .. the edges where there could have been more high quality aluminum are dominated with glass

70. vincelongman

Posts: 5732; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Also the problem with the iPhone 6+ and bendgate was its weak spot by its volume keys The iPhone 6+ took only 30kg before permanent damage While the S6 Edge took 60kg before permanent damage

15. samsboy unregistered

Why are all these tests being done with the s6 edge instead of the standard s6? Is it because the price tags on it is the same like that of the iPhone 6 during it release? Well, if that is the case, then we can all see that the s6 edge is a device to reckon with. It deserves the extra cash and coupled with the specs it is far more better than the iPhone 6, not to mention the edge screen.

31. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

the edge is new and refreshing compared tot the normal s6 thats just all the other phones that's why.

39. kryme

Posts: 469; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

because there were talks that the edge would not survive because of the glass on the edge....

40. amasog

Posts: 552; Member since: Aug 22, 2013

"It deserves the extra cash and coupled with the specs it is far more better than the iPhone 6, not to mention the edge screen." how much your post worth? 4.80 dollars? http://www.phonearena.com/news/Report-Samsung-paid-500-fake-fans-to-attend-Chinese-press-event-for-the-launch-of-its-new-flagship-phones_id67937

43. maccess

Posts: 742; Member since: Jan 16, 2013

Oh.. you sounds so salty kid.. how much apple pay you to spread the hate?? $5??

65. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

67. Benoit

Posts: 57; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

You are making a mistake: the homeless waiting in line for te iphone are paid by reseller who wanted to import the iphone to China (mainly) because the iphone could't be released as soon for legal reason. So, they were not paid by Apple, and the reason why that existed is because the iphone is so popular that it's worth paying people to buy phone that you will later sell in other countries. For the Samsung event, it seems that they were paid by Samsung, that's completely different: Samsung is just trying to make you believe that they have the same support from their fan as Apple.... That's something you can not buy.

68. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

Show me proof. Not just heresy or speculation, show me documented proof.

74. Nathillien unregistered

Even from miles away I can feel you're butt-hurt.

94. iushnt

Posts: 3128; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

He was right to ask for proof..we cannot bash each other in speculation..otherwise u can see plenty of articles where Apple bought fake customers and put them on queue outside Apple store.

103. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Samsung as said this is crap

95. mrochester

Posts: 1022; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

The S6 edge is the hipster model.

24. SuperNova

Posts: 649; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

As a matter of fact, Apple isn't in the position of Samsung. Being one of the world largest R&D spender, Samsung have contributed a lot to the world with their amazingly hard working; bringing the cutting edge technology which Apple can't even imagine. Apple is just a name, they have nothing in their hands, they send their iPhone price skyrocketing with the oldest spec ever among others. For the sake of an iPhone, brainwashed fans were ravaged their own life servery with their evil propaganda; selling kidney, leg, arm, children; turning a nice people to murderer. At foxconn factory, Apple treat those hard workers like slaves; no time to relax, too much stress, some feel hopeless in their life, even commit suicide. I don't get why people support that kind of heartless company which doesn't deserve any credit at all. This is just my personal point of view...

27. Iodine

Posts: 1497; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

Apple created the moder computer, MP3 player, smartphone and tablet, they have the most satisfied consumers that are willing to pay premium for their products and they have the biggest hating comunity the world has ever seen. They have everything including your brain. "Bringing the cutting edge technology which Apple can't even imagine." Yeah my words. Like 64-bit processing or fingerprint sensor or metal unibody phones. People just absolutelly love Apple products, that's why they are getting the most credit of any company. Sinple as that.

33. tedkord

Posts: 17421; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Apple invented none the things you listed. Not a single one.

44. darkkjedii

Posts: 31381; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

They sure as hell brought them to the forefront, and revolutionized the market with em.

52. tedkord

Posts: 17421; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Which is exactly not the definition of invent, which is what he said they did.

55. darkkjedii

Posts: 31381; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That's true

96. mrochester

Posts: 1022; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

The word you're looking for with regards to Apple is revolutionary.

97. tedkord

Posts: 17421; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Reactionary, maybe. Derivative, definitely.

101. mrochester

Posts: 1022; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

Apple's competitors are what I'd call reactionary. Apple itself usually set the precedent (tablets, smartphones and now smart watches it seems)

102. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Seriously?? Smart watch??? Get your fanboyism outside...

35. pendragon0202

Posts: 164; Member since: Feb 23, 2015

Apple created the MP3 player? Nope. According to WIkipedia, "The first portable MP3 player was launched in 1997 by Saehan Information Systems,[12] which sold its “MPMan” player in Asia in spring 1998.[13] In mid-1998, the South Korean company licensed the players for North American distribution to Eiger Labs, which rebranded them as the EigerMan F10 and F20." ... Oh. And Saehan Info Sys is a subsidary company of Samsung Corp by the way.

36. ph00ny

Posts: 2059; Member since: May 26, 2011

Mp3 player? Are you serious? I think i had at least two different versions of Rio PMP before ipod was even introduced, Smartphone? Please old winmo devices were much much "smarter" than iphone which lacked some of basic functions of a regular phone 64bit processing? pfff CPUs have been on 64bit and what is Apple doing with 64bit? not much other than marketing Fingerprint sensor? Motorola Atrix

37. g2a5b0e unregistered

If you really think Apple invented any of those things, you truly are brainwashed. Go do some research & then come back when you don't sound so stupid.

38. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

Samsung ddnt invent mp3 player but they actually made the first phone with mp3 player haha

63. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Really? All Windows Mobile devices had a mobile version of the Windows Media Player and it played MP3s. Apple has never invented anything. Yes they marketed better. SONY had the portable player market in a corner. The Walkman appearing as CD Players, Digital Players and more was a runaway success. The iPod was luck for Apple. Apple wasn't sure how to jump into that market. It just so happened this guy was shopping around his idea for a portable music player. He offered it to Real and another company and they said no. Apple said yes and the rest is history. But Apple marketed the iPod with an explosion of commercials to be the hip product. Apple has taken alot, but haven't given nothing. They work to make a bunch of expensive high bandwidtb nearly useless options. Not saying SCSI, or Foreword or Lightning are totally useless. But if made less expensive could be adopted as a standard and Apple would make even more moneu. But no, they want to license it and make it expensive. That's why they all failed to mass market.

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